David Derr
David Derr attended the Art Students League and his passion for life drawing continued as a primary focus for nearly 10 years while he made a living as an artists model and freelance commercial artist. Currently Derr heads up his own design agency, D2 Studios Inc. Commercial success has never dimmed, in fact, has brought into sharper focus, his love for fine arts, and his expression of deep personal imagery. This is influenced by his interest in archeology, primitive art, mythology, classical music, and dance. Derr has been included in exhibitions juried by Ivan Karp of the OK Harris Gallery, Holly Solomon, of the Holly Solomon Gallery, both from New York, NY, as well as exhibitions curated by representatives from the Guggenheim and NJ State Museums. He has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. His works appear in museums, corporate, government and private collections throughout the world.
Jeff Gould
Originally from New York, Jeff Gould is an award-winning painter and illustrator. His work is currently on display at the Center for Contemporary Art and the Alhamra Art Gallery in New Jersey, and at his studio and the Art Trax Gallery in FAT Village, and the new Thrive Art District in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His work can also be viewed online at Jeff graduated from The University of the Arts (formerly Philadelphia College of Art) with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art in 1987. He also studied painting and sculpture at Lorenzo De Medici University in Florence, Italy, advertising at the School of Visual Arts and life drawing at the Art Students’ League in New York City.


Laurie Pettine, Guest Curator
Laurie Pettine is a mixed media artist. Ms. Pettine earned a BFA Illustration from Parsons School of Design/New School. Ms. Pettine has spent the past two decades showing her artwork at various galleries in New Jersey including Pro Arts Jersey City, Visual Arts Center of NJ Summit, Studio Montclair Leach Gallery, Trenton Artworks, BSB Gallery Trenton, Rotunda Gallery Metuchen, Art in the Atrium Morristown, Atlantic Highlands Council, Artfront Galleries Newark, Index Arts Newark, Raven Gallery Jersey City, Speakeasy Gallery Boonton, The Art Guild of NJ Rahway, West Windsor Arts Gallery and Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster. She exhibited at Art Fair 14C 2021 “Maidens & Martyrs” booth with fellow Pro Arts members Christy O’Connor and Leslie Sheryll. Pettine’s home, studio, family and three dogs are in Mendham Township, Morris County, NJ.

Instagram: @lauriepettineart
Christy Lewis, Curator
Her paintings are meant to empower women everywhere to embrace their inner and outer selves. More recently, her art has connected with her yoga practice, as she aims to capture the aura and energy of other inspiring yogis. She is currently working with End of Elm to display a rotating exhibit of local talent, as well as implementing the mural program. If you are an artist interested in collaborating, please do not hesitate to contact her.
Instagram: @artbybonesy